The series of winter storms that has been thrashing us all week with on-again, off-again rain and at times gale-force winds came to a head on Thursday with torrential downpours—veritable gully washers.
Like many gardeners I’m obsessed with the weather. Even after 4¾ decades on earth I’m still in awe of the forces of nature, and I could watch the Weather Channel all day long if they didn’t have that stupid background music and so many commercials.
Here are some photos I took during the height of the rain earlier in the day. These photos aren’t really about anything, but hopefully they convey a little of the spectacle I was witnessing.
|I love watching the sheets of rain being driven down the street.|
|Our three bambusas in the front yard. They love the rain!|
|View from the front door. I didn’t step out any further!|
|15-gallon Bambusa mutabilis blown over by the wind. I’ll tie it to the fence so it stays upright, otherwise the roots don’t get any water.|
|My temporary cactus shelter |
is holding up well!
|That’s what happens when your gutter is clogged. Many of the leaves from our formerly mistletoe-infested Bradford pear tree land on the front porch roof. The squirrels must have knocked off some of the gutter guard sections so leaves ended up in the gutter.|
|View of the woodland garden in the back yard from the dining room. I love standing by this window, looking out at the rain.|
|Taken through the wet window, |
this photo has an almost impressionistic feel.
|Our trusty red wagon deserves better than being left in the rain, but since it’s old, it just doesn’t get any respect.|